11. Go Beyond The Credit Report
This is an area where many VARs and distributors get caught, Bares said. Many professional fraudsters have figured out how to use false or misleading documents to make a company look clean with a long purchasing history. VARs performing a simple credit check through Dun & Bradstreet or another agency won't necessarily find anything suspicious, Bares said. You need to dig deeper to protect yourself by following the other tips, he said.